Does cracking one's neck and spine cause any damage?
There's two answers to your question, it all depends on how you are cracking the joint. In my field the use joint calvitation instead of cracking but Ill use cracking to keep it simple. The noise heard happens because you break the joint seal, sometimes gas pockets form within the joint and by popping this joint seal the gas escapes. The effect is similar to putting a finger in your mouth on the inside of your cheek, covering it with your lips and then flicking it out of your mouth as the seal created by your finger is broken. Now what do I mean by 2 answers? 1) If you're cracking it within its normal range, you're probably ok. An example for the neck would be nodding your head or turning it from side to side as if sayinga non-verbal no. This is because this is what your bones were made to do. All the surfaces are lined up so that they'll back into place with no issue. 2) Any combination where you're going to extremes of a mix of these motions and you may be setting yourself up for trouble. Not because of the cracking noise itself but because you may carry those joints to a point in which the bony surfaces get to a point where they don't align and when you try to come back the bones get stuck out of place. This is especially true if the ligaments have been loosened by doing something which repetitively challenges them. This situation is similar to how a drawer can get stuck after you pull it out at an angle. An example of what not to do would be looking up at the ceiling and then cracking it by turning your neck to the side. I probably would not recommend this.I used to crack my fingers a lot in high school but eventual worked my way out of the habit even though it's not inherently bad for you. The neck and spine also do contain a spinal cord, and in the case of the neck, the vertebrae have 2 of the 4 arteries supplying your brain that basically run through them so I would be a bit more careful cracking things in this area if I were to give you any advice.
One day old duckling is rolling its head/neck WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?
We found a duckling left on our open drive with no parents or any kind of duck to be seen apart from our Indian Runners. We also found a bigger yellow duckling in the woods and it didnt have any strength so we picked it up and went to our house and put him in a open shoebook with a blanket but he died 20 minutes after. Back to the younger one he doesn't walk on his feet he walks on his legs? Any idea why? I thought perhaps a jackdaw or crow got ahold of it but the mother duck got there just in time but the jack or crow dropped it on its feet? Should a one day old duckling be able to walk on its feet? And anyway about 5 minutes ago I put it in my hands to warm it up abit but it started rolling its neck and was rolling around in my hands. So I put it back in his box with the blanket to support him and chick crumb and water but this was the first time this one done it and we have had him safe in the house for 2 hours atleast. But the main question is: What does it mean when a day old duckling rolls its neck and is there any way to help it and should a day old ducklng be able to stand and general duckling care. Thanks
What should I do if I cracked my neck and now it hurts?
By "cracked" I suppose you heard something go click or clunk. This in itself may be a spontaneous release. Although any release can change muscle length and then trigger aches and pains.It all depends on the type of pain. If it feels like muscle pain and soreness then likely you have a muscle strain. For home treatment you can apply ice pack, keep the head stable and get some rest. P.R.I.C.E - Protection,Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is the basic first aid. You can perform isometric muscle test, hold your head still with arm and move against it gently. Where you have pain is likely the muscle which is injured.For professional help your best best is a massage therapist with training in therapeutic (aka deep tissue) massage. Alternately if it feels like a bone is in the wrong place you might seek treatment from a chiropractor or osteopath.If you feel any tingling sensation or loss of feeling then you could have some type of nerve impingement in which case you should first visit a medical doctor like your primary care physician first to get a diagnosis, and then likely back to chiropractor for adjustments. Alternately go to an osteopath or chiropractor first.If you are in Silicon Valley area you can book a massage with me. Better Health Massage of Sunnyvale
Can anyone tell me dirty jokes ?
i have one , but not that good , whats the difference between a woman and a car , you have to open the car to ride it , but you have to ride the woman to open her . do you have any ... plz tell :)
Weird things on my birds head??
YES...That's exactly what they are, new pin feathers. A bird will molt it's old feathers and when new ones grow in they are in-cased in that material. When growing out it's hard and then it will become kind of soft, and when it becomes soft it will break apart easily, like dust, it will fall off and there's the new feather...
What are some slang terms used among police officers?
The most derogatory terms for the bad guys and citizens who are just pains in the rectum:A.H. = Adam Henry (A-dam H-enry) If you don’t get it…..sometimes you will hear it as “Jack Hole”…..now what starts with an “A” that ends with HOLE ?RICHARD CRANIUM= What starts with a “D” and is a nickname for Richard ? What is the non-medical layman’s term for the Cranium ? Do these clues HEAD you in the right direction ?